CAP Extends Free Conference Registration
Thanks to our generous National Conference sponsorships, CAP members can take advantage of free registration that has been extended for the three-day virtual event scheduled for Aug. 12-14.

Registration remains open at no cost ($50 ticket value). Join 5,129 of your fellow members who have already signed up for direct access to over 140 educational opportunities to propel your leadership skills to the next level …. offered only at the national conference.

Register today to check out the conference Donor Wall and recognize a cadet or member by supporting CAP’s national scholarship program.

Your ACCESS CODE for registration is 1941history2021.
Special thanks to our Gold sponsors for their continued support!
N.Y. Aircrew Performs Flyover Mission, Cadets Hear From Thunderbird, A10 Demo Pilots at Air Show
A CAP aircrew from the New York Wing performed a flyover at this year's Greater Binghamton Air Show, a “drive-in” event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

On July 17, mission pilot Capt. Scott “Doc” Cohen and photographer Maj. Franklin Birt flew over the venue at Greater Binghamton Airport at the request of Broome County Aviation Commissioner Mark Heefner, who requested the aerial photo mission because of the show's unique style of the show and the large U.S. Air Force presence, and to document the crowd size.
It was an honor that CAP was asked to perform this mission, and a unique opportunity to display our capabilities and readiness to serve, Cohen said. Not to mention it was an incredible experience for Maj. Birt and I to fly a photo mission right in the middle of an air show.

The Air Force Thunderbirds and A-10 Demo teams were the headliners of the event.

In preparation for the air show, they performed an exclusive demonstration and meet-and-greet with CAP cadets July 16. Pilots spoke to the cadets about aviation careers and gave them a closer look at their aircraft.
Ga., Minn., Ala. Cadets Earn 'Wings'

Over the past week, three more cadets have become the 104th-106th graduates of CAP's Cadet Wings program, receiving their private pilot certificates following check rides with FAA examiners:

  • Cadet Maj. William Laine (#104), above, of the Georgia Wing's Cobb County Composite Squadron in Marietta, pictured with his FAA certificate.
  • Cadet Staff Sgt. Anna Rasmussen (#105) of the Minnesota Wing's Viking Composite Squadron in Minnetonka, top right.
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. William Pierce Griffith (#106), below, of the Alabama Wing's Auburn Composite Squadron, pictured with his FAA examiner Jeff Farmer.

Rasmussen's flight instructor, Maj. Jim Zurales, had high praise for her. This dynamic and highly competent cadet was always prepared, flew extremely well, and had a fantastic attitude, he said. “She was one of the most enjoyable students with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure to train. With eyes on an aviation career, this cadet will go far and excel in all her aeronautical endeavors.
CAP Profile to Air on Lifetime TV in Coming Week
CAP will be featured in the Operation Career segment of Military Makeover hosted by Montel Williams, airing on the Lifetime Cable Channel on July 23 and again July 29.

Broadcast times are set for 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on both dates.
Operation Pulse Lift Nearing Blood Collection Goal
While there were no active Operation Pulse Lift-supported Blood Donor Centers this past week, 48 members from 18 wings sought out other donation centers around the nation to donate 56 units of blood.

Three operations are planned by CAP this week, including the first one ever in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on July 19. It will be followed July 21 by the Arizona Wing's Cochise Squadron's fourth donor event at Fort Huachuca and wrap up with the Texas Wing's support July 24 at the Air Force Blood Program Office donor center at Joint Base San Antonio/Lackland.

By the end of the week, Operation Pulse Lift is expecting to reach 98% of its COVID-19 goal of 5,000 units of blood by Oct. 1.
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NCAC Chair, Vice Chair Applications Sought
Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 National Cadet Advisory Council Chair and Vice Chair positions.

All CAP cadets who have earned the Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award and were born after Oct. 1, 2001, are invited to apply for the Chair and/or Vice Chair positions.

Check your email for the specifics of the application process, expectations for time commitment and travel, and access to the link for uploading your resume and vision statement.

The 2021-2022 term is from Oct. 1-Sept. 30.

Prior experience on the council is highly desired but not mandatory. Applicants do not need to be incoming Region Cadet Advisory Council representatives.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 27.
The Oregon Wing is the focus of This Week in CAP History.

In the summer of 2005, cadets and senior members alike packed up and headed to Monmouth to participate in the wing’s first summer encampment in five years.

Read more about the encampment in the Salem Statesman-Journal -- front-page article as well as the continuation inside.
This Week's Top Headlines
“ESU Grad Named National Vice Commander for Civil Air Patrol”
(Emporia, Kan.)

“Ormond's Civil Air Patrol Squadron Resumes In-Person Programs”
(Ormond Beach, Fla.)

“Former Civil Air Patrol Cadet Gives Back”
(Moody Air Force Base, Ga.)
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